Hoy Meeting & Board Elections

River Bend Nature Center 3600 N Green Bay Rd, Racine, WI

Our first in-person meeting in a long time! Hoy member Rick Fare will lead a presentation on winter birds. We will also have our annual Hoy Board elections.

Hoy Field Trip: Hawk Watch at Illinois Beach State Park

Illinois Beach State Park (North Unit) - Hawk Watch 42.4665634,-87.8055775, IL

Illinois Beach State Park (North Unit), Zion, IL Meet at the BP gas station at 12720 Sheridan Rd (corner of Sheridan and Russell) by 8:30 AM. The group will continue from there. Bring your binoculars, a chair, water, snacks, and layered clothing in case it's breezy. See recent and past bird reports at https://ebird.org/wi/hotspot/L3566518. Click

Hawkwatch at Chiwaukee Prairie

Chiwaukee Prairie 121st Street and 2nd Avenue, Pleasant Prairie, WI

Meet at 121st Street and 2nd Avenue, Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158. Hoy plans to meet at Chiwaukee to watch for migrating raptors. There is roadside parking in this area. Bring your binoculars, a chair, water, snacks, and layered clothing in case it's breezy. If winds are forecasted to be strong from the south or east

Hoy Meeting & Meet and Greet

River Bend Nature Center 3600 N Green Bay Rd, Racine, WI

Rather than a speaker presentation, this evening will be a membership meet and greet opportunity to introduce / reintroduce ourselves to other as likeminded nature enthusiasts and to discuss what we have been seeing in the field and at the feeders. I’m hoping to see many new and familiar faces that evening. Your participation makes

Lakefront Birding at Shoop Park/Wind Point

Shoop Park (Racine County) 4534-4326 Lighthouse Drive, Wind Point

We'll meet at the parking lot at Shoop Park. We may walk northward along the lakefront to the Wind Point Lighthouse. To get back to the parking lot, we'll either retrace our steps or walk along the edge of Shoop golf course. The field trip end time will depend on bird activity and/or weather conditions

Owl Prowl

Bong State Recreational Area (BB Parking Area) 26000 Co Hwy BB, Kansasville, WI

We will drive to various locations near and within the park to listen for owls. Please meet promptly by 7:00 PM at the DNR parking lot that is located on the north side of BB (7th Street), approximately 0.7 mile west of Hwy 75. A Wisconsin State Parks vehicle admission sticker will be required when

Lakefront Birding – Kenosha

Southport Park 7825 First Avenue, Kenosha, WI

We'll first meet at the parking lot at Southport Park (just north of the Kenosha Sand Dunes) and will then visit other spots along the lakefront.  The field trip end time will depend on bird activity and/or weather conditions but will generally conclude no later than 12:00 PM. Along the lake we'll be looking for

Eagle Lake Waterfowl

Eagle Lake Park 23705 Church Rd,, Kansasville, WI

We’ll arrive at Eagle Lake park (north side) at 9:00 a.m. and look for migrating waterfowl. Hoy will keep an eye on the lake leading up to the trip, and if waterfowl levels are low, our backup location will be Shoop Park in Racine. Watch Hoy’s website and Facebook page for updates! The field trip

Lakefront Birding at Shoop Park/Wind Point

Shoop Park (Racine County) 4534-4326 Lighthouse Drive, Wind Point

We'll meet at the parking lot at Shoop Park. We may walk northward along the lakefront to the Wind Point Lighthouse. To get back to the parking lot, we'll either retrace our steps or walk along the edge of Shoop golf course. The field trip end time will depend on bird activity and/or weather conditions

Lakefront Birding – Kenosha

Southport Park 7825 First Avenue, Kenosha, WI

We'll first meet at the parking lot at Southport Park (just north of the Kenosha Sand Dunes) and will then visit other spots along the lakefront. The field trip end time will depend on bird activity and/or weather conditions but will generally conclude no later than 12:00 PM. Along the lake we'll be looking for

Burlington Christmas Bird Count

Hoy Audubon Society requests all birders and those interested in helping look for and count birds to join the 123rd annual Christmas Bird Count this month. This nationwide program, coordinated by the National Audubon Society, is free and open to the public. It involves gathering information in designated count areas and from home feeder watchers

Racine Christmas Bird Count

Hoy Audubon Society requests all birders and those interested in helping look for and count birds to join the 123rd annual Christmas Bird Count this month. This nationwide program, coordinated by the National Audubon Society, is free and open to the public. It involves gathering information in designated count areas and from home feeder watchers